I often hear from pet owners, breeders, and even veterinarians about how they’ve selected a particular pet food based on the food’s guaranteed analysis. The “guaranteed analysis” is required information on all dog and cat food labels and sounds very official and scientific. While the guaranteed analysis does provide a tiny bit of information, in reality, it’s not very useful. ...
Getting cats to drink more water can seem like an impossible task, but this article includes some of the tips and tricks we have used to increase water intake in cats who need it....
Pancreatitis is a common condition in both dogs and cats. Diet can be associated with the development of pancreatitis in dogs and an important part of treatment. Cats with pancreatitis are less responsive to diet, but tend to have additional health issues that may respond to dietary adjustments....
Cats, especially overweight ones, can develop a severe liver disease called hepatic lipidosis if they don't eat enough calories for days to weeks. As a lack of nutrients is the cause of this condition, aggressive nutritional support is required to treat it. Hepatic lipidosis can be prevented by monitoring cat's intake and seeking medical attention promptly if appetite decreases. ...
If you’re like most pet owners, you buy a bag of pet food, open it, and pour it into a container for storage. But it turns out that this common practice may make your pet’s food less nutritious and potentially expose your pet to health risks....
What's the best diet to feed when your pet has more than one disease? Many dogs or cats have more than one health condition that may benefit from nutritional changes, and this makes selection of an optimal diet even more complicated. ...
Over one hundred cats in the UK became infected with a bacteria that causes tuberculosis from eating a raw cat food ...
Using appetite as the only test for whether your cat is happy or dealing with medical conditions means you might miss some subtle behaviors....
Diabetes is a common disease in cats and affects cats’ ability to properly process sugar. Diet can play an important role in the management of diabetes., but not all the information out there about feeding diabetic cats is accurate. We review what is known about feeding diabetic cats. ...
We share some findings from a recently published study comparing the calories, carbohydrate content, and ingredients in grain-free versus grain-containing dry diets for cats...